What’s your answer to this big question?
What is it you feel you should be doing?
Should you be running your own business? Bringing in a particular salary? Living in a different home? Be married? Have travelled? Started that diet? Written that book?
We all do it. We decide for ourselves what we should be doing all the time. Measuring ourselves against an invisible (sometimes visible) list of things we need to do, or else we will live a life of….well, what?
It’s great to have goals, but this way of living, this idea of what we should be doing often gets out of control and can start to permeate our daily living. The ‘should’ slips into our daily internal narrative…I should get up earlier. I should spend more time with X, I should add that to my to-do list, I should, I should, I should, I should!!
There is obviously a big difference between wanting, really wanting to do something and making positive changes in your life in order to achieve this things. No-one would argue the contrary. But what can be true is the that as we mindlessly bombard ourselves with a negative voice and tell ourselves what we should, or indeed shouldn’t be doing, and doing so without question, then this kind of self-talk can sometimes end up doing more harm than good.
In today’s video I go into this in more depth looking at what this can do to you if you don’t step back and take note. We also look at the benefits of tackling this kind of internal chatter and the positive impact that can have on your feeling of wellbeing as well as helping you to really move forward. So let’s get stuck in…
So, do you notice that you do this? I’d love to hear form you if this resonates with you in any way.
I think we’re all guilty of it from time to time, but with a little mindful thinking and working on our positive self talk we can really make a difference.
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Until next week!